How does a team go into a final when its opponent beat it 6-1 the first time they met? That was the challenge facing Mexico as it prepared to face Nigeria in Friday's final of the Under-17 Wold Cup in
Abu Dhabi. But Mexico's captain, Ulises Rivas
, says his team will be ready. "It’s a World Cup final and this is a stage where you have to be at your
best,” he said. “Obviously, we started badly, so there was nowhere to go but up for us. The last games were difficult ones, but they’ve made us stronger and more together in the team
and they’ve prepared us for the final." Rivas said that team unity and an ability to move the ball around were Mexico's strengths.
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